My final day of Attack Phase went pretty well. Another hotel delivered afternoon treats to work but luckily this time I didn’t really bat an eyelid. My quiches were the big success of the day. A little too successful – I ate twice as many as I’d planned too. Slap on the wrist for me. At least I wasn’t munching on chocolate I guess but it wasn’t ideal!
Breakfast: 1 Protein Shake
Lunch: Yoghurt, tuna and egg mix up, natural yoghurt with a couple drops of sweetener, 2 mini quiches
Snack: Shaved low fat turkey
Dinner: Steamed chicken with moroccan spices
Snack: 2 mini quiches, cottage cheese, some slices of smoked salmon (tut tut!)
Incidentally I can’t recommend steaming chicken and fish highly enough. It is such a healthy way to cook, keeps everything very moist and is a great way to infuse flavour. I just use my vegetable steamer that sits above the saucepan. In goes a piece of baking paper pricked with a fork a few times and then the chicken breast. Cover tightly with saucepan lid. I also pop a bay leaf into the water below, the flavour really enhances the meat or fish. Halfway through cooking I sprinkle spices on top and again at the end but this can be done any time. Might be a good idea to rub spices all over before it even goes into the steamer.
Anyway, what you’ve all (possibly) been waiting for. This was my last day on Attack Phase so early this morning I finally weighed in…
Phase: Attack Phase, Day 5
Starting Weight: 57.7 kilos
Current Weight: 56.4 kilos
Weight lost: 1.3 kilos
Total weight lost: 1.3 kilos
Pretty happy with that. I was hoping to make it into the 56s and I did! I knew my weight loss wouldn’t be huge because I just don’t have that much to lose overall but I think 1.3 kilos in 5 days is a pretty good effort.
So now I’m into the cruising phase. It gave me a bit of a fright actually because I’ve spent so much time researching the attack phase I dont actually know that much about cruising. Definitely need to get onto the google machine and see what this phase holds for me and how long its expected to last.
I have decided to do my cruising phase as 1 day of PP (Pure Protein) followed by 1 day of PV (Protein and Vegetables) and so on. That means today will still consist of pure protein. I decided to start on a PP day because we’re off to an engagement party tomorrow. Avoiding most of the nibbles and all alcohol will be hard enough but I figured if there’s celery sticks I’ll at least be able to munch on them if I’m on a PV day!
And finally the scales have gone away again. I’m better suited to weekly weigh-ins so now have to wait a whole 7 days before I know the next result!
Any tips for the crusing phase would be much appreciated!!!